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Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

(1844-1900), German Philosopher

If one considers how much reason every person has for anxiety and timid self-concealment, and how three-quarters of his energy and goodwill can be paralyzed and made unfruitful by it, one has to be very grateful to fashion, insofar as it sets that three-quarters free and communicates self-confidence and mutual cheerful agreeableness to those who know they are subject to its law.

Category: Fashion

When one has not had a good father, one must create one.

Category: Fathers

Everything in woman hath a solution. It is called pregnancy.

Category: Feminism

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

Category: Fights And Fighting

A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us.

Category: Focus

And if your friend does evil to you, say to him, ''I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?''

Category: Forgiveness

We are franker towards others than towards ourselves.

Category: Frankness

I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.

Category: Free Will

The strongest knowledge (that of the total freedom of the human will) is nonetheless the poorest in successes: for it always has the strongest opponent, human vanity.

Category: Free Will

How is freedom measured, in individuals as in nations? By the resistance which has to be overcome, by the effort it costs to stay aloft. One would have to seek the highest type of free man where the greatest resistance is constantly being overcome: five steps from tyranny, near the threshold of the danger of servitude.

Category: Freedom

The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.

Category: Friends And Friendship

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.

Category: Friends And Friendship

The future influences the present just as much as the past.

Category: Future

I fear we are not getting rid of God because we still believe in grammar.

Category: God

Is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's blunders?

Category: God